We are currently getting solar panels put on our roof. It’s really noisy with all of the drilling. In a few weeks the house will be solar powered, and I couldn’t be happier. All the yarn doings here will technically
I’ve been feeling pretty crappy about blogging lately. I don’t know what happened. I used to love it, and I’d write; and it was awesome. Lately it feels like a burden, and I’m starting to resent the time I spend with the blog. It’s taking over my making time. I touched on this last week. It’s just been getting worse and worse. I found myself laying in bed today, wondering if I should quit everything. That’s not cool. Something about the pressures I place on myself to do what everyone else is doing… who knows. I want to be able to do it all, but maybe I’m just not in the right place to do that right now. I know lots of creatives that just make. They’re doing awesome. It’s probably because they are just making and not making themselves crazy doing things that make them feel… like they suck or they’re stuck.
I would like to introduce you to this monster, Grimeclaw. He is exactly the kind of monsters I want to be making. He’s full of fangs, and creepy little hands, and tentacles. He can see really well too, because he has three eyes… almost 360 degrees around. He slithers about looking for his next meal, which he gores before swallowing whole. Grimeclaw is a badass little monster. Don’t put your fingers too close. You might lose one.
Have you ever have a project kind of come alive, and take on a life of its own? It’s pretty awesome. I was like oh I’ll just crochet up this quick little doll and it’ll be adorable and that’ll be that. Yeah okay, Jess. This little pig started off as a sheep idea from a crochet prompt. (The prompt was “FLUFFY.”) It’s something new that I started doing last week on my KBG Patreon. The prompts are one of the perks for supporters. They come with a starter pattern to help get the creative juices moving.
I’m a little bit of all over the place this week. The end of school and some unexpected doctor (AND DENTIST!) visits have thrown my original “plans” out, and I’m replacing them with being a little scattered. It’s all good.
She is overdue for an update, my Green Monster. I took a break from working on her after I made her arms. They looked awesome… and like wieners. Ahem. This wasn’t the design I was looking for and needed some time to think about what to do about her situation. It took a few weeks, but I think I have come up with a solution. Her one arm no longer looks like a wiener. The other arm is in the works.
I crochet and design patterns for monsters. That’s my thing. It’s what I do. I like to think that perhaps I am known for my monster designs, even though monster patterns are not my best sellers. Wait. What? Monster crochet patterns are not my best sellers. For real.
There are two major Knot By Gran’ma projects going on right now. One is a custom order (that will eventually be a crochet pattern for next fall) and the other is a monster doll crochet pattern. I have continued to adapt my schedule to work around the kids, and I’m accomplishing more than I hoped. Happy dancing is going on.